TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2017

October 13-15

ULAS ÖZDEMIR & ARASH MORADI

Crossing boundaries and cultural traditions, Özdemir and Moradi bring together the sacred musical traditions of Turkey’s Alevi-Bektashi-Qizilbash and Iran’s Ahl-e Haqq, further enriching their musical brew with elements of Turkish, Kurdish and Persian folk cultures. The two traditions share mystical origins and both also consider the instruments of choice for this duo, the bağlama and tanbur, to be sacred.

The duo released an album together on the Iranian label Hermes in 2007 and both have released various solo records. Each is a virtuoso with his instrument so get ready for some fiery dynamism when they come together on stage.